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Sweet and Sassy Seville

Remnants of the Roman and Muslim civilizations that occupied Seville can still be seen. But it was the Andalusian gypsies in that part of southern Spain centuries ago who made their mark on the world by giving us the hot-blooded flamenco. The fiery dance, dress, guitar and rhythms of this distinctive dance have traditionally played major roles in Sevillian culture,...

Bienvenido al Basque

In downtown Tulsa, the restaurant Basque is just down the street from Amelia’s – and yes, they’re related. You enter through a small retail market, go ‘round a corner, and suddenly you’re in a friendly, bustling room with soaring ceilings, a tile-lined bar, lots of bistro-style chairs and tables, and bright, exuberant decor.  The concept is Spain – specifically the...

Splendor in the Light

Ensconced in the Andalusian hills and bluffs of Granada is the imposing Alhambra. The last citadel of the Moors of southern Spain, with the Sierra Nevada cresting behind, must be on your list of places to visit. The historic architectural stunner was an alcazar (palace), an alcazaba (fortress) and a medina (township) as well as a masterpiece of harmonious natural...